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Homework Help: Most stable isomer

  1. Oct 10, 2006 #1
    Which of the following is most stable. Ortho, meta, or para benzene? Also, why is this the case.
    Thank you in advance
     
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  3. Oct 10, 2006 #2

    DDS

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    your question makes no sense seing as benzen has no substituants to compare stability. And no hydrogens dont count as substituants
     
  4. Oct 10, 2006 #3

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    you may want to check the question just incase you may have miss-spelt the compound.

    For example ortho-di-chlorobenzene can be compared to meta or para dichlorobenze in terms of stabilites
     
  5. Oct 10, 2006 #4
    OMG sorry about that!!! I forgot to include the branch names. Assume the branches are bromine
     
  6. Oct 10, 2006 #5

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    well then that makes things alot more clearer.....know assuming you know how the orth meta and para positions look like on a molecule and the trend for increasing ionic radius you can further deduce that bromine is a fairly large molecule thus it wants its space otherwise if forced to close to another large molecule it would make it unstable.

    From this i think you can figure out which orientation is the most stable
     
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